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Customer Rating On return from their adventure we ask customers: “On a scale of 0-10, with 10 being the highest, how likely is it that you would recommend Swoop to a friend or colleague?”
Dipesh 's Trip:Self-guided W Trek (5D/4N)
Dipesh 's Trip Date:
2nd Dec - 6th Dec 2018
Overall, how was your trip?
The highlight of the trip for me was definitely the riding on the Grey III and getting to experience the Glacier super close up. I also really enjoyed the day hike from Refugio Chileno to Domo Frances. Even though it was one of the longest hikes, it was the most scenic in my opinion. The landscape was just mesmerizing. I literally couldn't stop looking at the granite peaks to the right and the turquoise blue glacier lakes to my right :) I was able to see a few animals. Condor, Guanacos and I spotted a pair of Gray Foxes. We were blessed to meet some really cool people. I ran into a bunch of people ironically that were from San Francisco / The Bay Area. We met a couple of British Couples, a group of Norwegian friends travelling the world together and I met a REI Tour group that had previously visited MachuPichu. I personally documented my whole trip with my iPhone by taking a bunch of 4K videos and using my Nikon D750 DSLR to take a bunch of photos. I also took this opportunity to journal as much as I could everyday and I hope to release everything in a blog :) - Also want to add that thanks to my apple watch. I was able to constantly record my hikes and track the journey of my heart rate throughout the trip. I think it will add a really cool layer of visibility when I share it with my friends and family. The most magical moments for me were split between two scenarios. I was blessed to have to of my very close friends join me and share many of the experiences throughout this trek. They were also much more conditioned than me and at times hiked faster than me which provided me with times of solitude. Being able to experience both of these moments allowed me to truly enjoy the hike at my own pace.
In one sentence, what did you think of Patagonia? Did it live up to your expectations?
I would say that we were incredibly blessed. The weather was absolutely perfect for all 6 days as we never had a day where it rained. Patagonia was incredibly beautiful and it totally lived up to all of my expectations and more :)
Would you visit again?
How was the service that Swoop provided?
Overall I had a great experience. I would reach out to Swoop again in the future about possible expeditions to Antartica.
How did you feel about booking directly with our partner(s)?
Local partner was great. Big shoutout to Dittmar adventures for making it a very simple experience.
How likely is it that you would recommend Swoop to a friend?
9 out of 10
How was your W trek in Torres del Paine?
How likely is it that you would recommend this trip to a friend? (where 0 = Not at all likely, 5 = Neutral, 10 = Extremely Likely)
10 out of 10
Do you have any tips or advice for other people planning a trip to Patagonia?
I recommend booking the refugios because it is extremely worth it after you hike all day. The food was extremely delicious and lodging was excellent.
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Thank you for making this one of the best experiences of my life.